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Baseball PEI will host a "Try It" Day in Charlottetown on Saturday, Sept 13th (further details to follow)
What is Challenger Baseball all about?
Challenger Baseball is a program that provides an
opportunity for children with cognitive or physical disabilities to
enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball at a level
structured to their abilities.
Baseball games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score
is kept. Able-bodied "Buddies” are assigned (one on one, where possible)
to each participant. These Buddies assist the Challenger players with
their involvement in the game. Pushing wheelchairs around the base path,
assisting players in how to hold the bat and swing, or providing
protection for the Challenger player from a batted ball, are just a few
of the ways the Buddies offer a better experience for the participants
in Challenger Baseball.
Each participant is treated like every other player in the
conventional baseball program. All players are outfitted in uniforms,
use the same equipment, and play their games at the local baseball
parks. A team picture is a must for Challenger, as it is in the other
Last but not least, the smiles are plentiful and free! The joy on the
face of each participant in Challenger Baseball makes it very clear how
much fun they are having. No pressures, no playing time issues,
everyone just has fun! It's what baseball is supposed to be all about.
Playing in a Challenger division gives players and their families the opportunity to:
enjoy the thrill of playing baseball
be part of a team
develop physical and social skills
build self esteem
get exercise while having fun
make new friends
meet other children and families in their communities
1. To provide an opportunity for children and
youth with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the benefits of
2. To educate the community that children with cognitive or physical
disabilities can play organized baseball, just like their peers
3. To help the youth in the community "give back" to society, by getting involved in the Challenger program as "Buddies"
Good luck boys! Follow along for updates on our twitter @BaseballPEI1
Back row from left:
Coach Troy Myers, Coach Randy Perry, Ethan Francis
,Colton Perry, Dawson McCormack, Hunter Mcquaid ,Gabriel Penalver, Kallum
Muirhead ,Brandon Condon, Logan MacDougall ,Brett Platts, head Coach Rob
Front row from left:
Elijah Hood, Chandler Laporte, Gavin Hickey, Morgan
Crossman, Marshall Jones, Liam Arsenault, Bennett Christopher, Darian Demchuk,
Good luck to the PEI 18U Midget All-star team as they travel to Magog, Quebec this week for the Baseball Canada 18U Nationals! Follow their progress at
Back row, from left to right:
Head Coach: Matt O'Shea, Kiersten Steele, Zack Mallett, Brady Vandervelden, Sam Walsh, Mike Lawless and Coach: Mike Cameron.
Front row, l-r:
Brodie MacBeath, Sam Cameron, Quinn Hughes, Logan Gallant, Matt Crozier, Stephen O'Shea and Colin Loerick.
Darcy Affleck, Matt Barlow, Jay Oram, Kevin MacLeod, Dominique Ryan and Coach: Joe Ryan
Dylan McKenna on being the 2014 Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean
Bursary winner chosen by the Baseball PEI Bursary Committee!
Good luck to the 2014 PEI Youth Selects attending Nationals in Saskatoon, SK this week!
Back row Left to right:
Gary Barlow (Chef de mission), Dave MacIsaac (coach), Jed Noonan, JJ
Oram, Darcy Affleck, Brody Weatherbie, Kyle Pinksen, Patrick Gallant,
Brett Hicken, Stephen LeClair (coach)
Front row l-r:
Brandon Watts, Avery Arsenault, Ryne MacIsaac, Porter Smith, Brandon Condon, Jayden MacLean, Ethan Laybolt, Matt Barlow
Missing from Picture:
Cole MacLaren, Parker Harvey, Jared Doyle (coach)
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